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Our True Colors

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Our True Colors is a podcast that explores the challenges of being racially ambiguous and focuses on identity and belonging. What’s it like when you fit everywhere yet belong nowhere all at the same time? If you or someone you care about might be considered a racial riddle, an ethnic enigma, and a cultural conundrum, this show is for you! Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting, LLC, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firm aimed to help you and your organization move forward in your DEI journey beyond compliance by offering support through strategic planning, DEI training, and through consulting and coaching. Visit www.truecolorsdei.com for more information and to schedule a free consult.

Our True Colors is a podcast that explores the challenges of being racially ambiguous and focuses on identity and belonging. What’s it like when you fit everywhere yet belong nowhere all at the same time? If you or someone you care about might be considered a racial riddle, an ethnic enigma, and a cultural conundrum, this show is for you! Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting, LLC, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firm aimed to help you and your organization move forward in your DEI journey beyond compliance by offering support through strategic planning, DEI training, and through consulting and coaching. Visit www.truecolorsdei.com for more information and to schedule a free consult.

Location:

United States

Description:

Our True Colors is a podcast that explores the challenges of being racially ambiguous and focuses on identity and belonging. What’s it like when you fit everywhere yet belong nowhere all at the same time? If you or someone you care about might be considered a racial riddle, an ethnic enigma, and a cultural conundrum, this show is for you! Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting, LLC, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firm aimed to help you and your organization move forward in your DEI journey beyond compliance by offering support through strategic planning, DEI training, and through consulting and coaching. Visit www.truecolorsdei.com for more information and to schedule a free consult.

Language:

English

Contact:

202-670-3323


Episodes

Don't Get Pitch Slapped! An Ethics Convo with Ruthie Bowles

6/23/2022
Ruthie Bowles is a US Army Veteran, mom to four kids, and lives in Maryland with her family, goats, and chickens. She focuses on bringing awareness to the unethical tactics and strategies in the small business coaching and consulting industry. Ruthie is also an audiobook narrator. She joins Yolandie and me this episode to talk about teasing out powerful coaches and consultants from those who are just out to pitch slap you. While everyone can use a great coach, Ruthie warns about those with...

Duration:00:41:26

Black in Bali: Adventures with Twanette Barrett

6/9/2022
Join Yolandie and me this week as we chat with my wonderful friend, Twanette Barrett. She is a retired army vet and now a life coach living in Bali, Indonesia. If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show. Visit www.truecolorscast.com for more show info and join the community on Instagram to continue the conversations! Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support that goes...

Duration:00:34:54

Caught Between Worlds with Dr. Christopher Riddick

5/26/2022
While Washington, DC is the city where he resides, Dr. Christopher Riddick is a proud son of North Carolina and hails from the rural county of Gates. His upbringing was significant in shaping his identity and fuels many of his passions today. Dr. Riddick is intent on helping organizations truly exhibit what they frequently say but are often challenged to demonstrate: that people are their most valuable assets. Dr. Riddick is a devoted husband and father of three. He is a lover of music,...

Duration:00:34:22

Identity Beyond Chapter Titles with Katrina Strohl

5/19/2022
Katrina Strohl (they/she/him) served as an Aviation Structural Mechanic in the US Navy. In 2018, Katrina decided to take their own life after internalizing the behavior of an unsafe workplace. They now serve others through their work in psychological safety, mental health and boundary strategy for people who share their identities or their lived experiences. This work includes Absolutely Not!, the weekly live podcast dedicated to providing examples of setting personal boundaries at work and...

Duration:00:33:31

Welcome to Season 4 - Meet Yolandie!

5/12/2022
Welcome to Season 4 of Our True Colors! I am happy to introduce my co-host for this season, Yolandie Hamilton. She'll be hangin' with us for the season, so get to know a little bit about her in this episode. Yolandie Hamilton is a personal style and confidence coach, mom and proud to be the very interesting mix of Jamaica and Poland, with a lot of other stuff in there. She is passionate about giving women back to themselves through style and connecting with others to learn what they are...

Duration:00:35:02

Another "Mixed" Tape: Wrapping up Season 3

5/6/2021
Join Carmen and me as we talk about our experiences, what we've learned, and the takeaways from Season 3. If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show. Visit www.truecolorscast.com for more show info and join the community on Instagram to continue the conversations!

Duration:00:33:39

Revisiting Intersectionality with Stefanie Kurgatt

4/16/2021
Our guest this week is Stefanie Kurgatt. Stefanie was born in Eldoret, Kenya but moved to the states at a young age and most of her childhood was spent in Tallahassee, Fl. She attended Georgetown University, where she earned her B.S. in Healthcare Management/Policy and M.S. in Health Systems Administration. She holds a great interest in health disparities, community health, and social determinants of health and strives to increase access to care for the underserved. In her spare time,...

Duration:00:35:36

The Liberation of Self-Love and Authenticity with Dr. Charletta Wilson

4/8/2021
Dr. Charletta Wilson is an industrial & organizational psychologist, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Professional Coach, Global Team Coach, TEDx Speaker and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator at CaPeesh Consulting LLC. For over two decades, she’s served thousands of clients in business startups, leadership and organizational development. In our interview, Dr. Wilson shares stories of how she was introduced to colorism and how it parlayed with stories of not being good...

Duration:00:45:06

Mixed History with Haley and Megan

3/25/2021
Haley and Megan are sisters who grew up in rural Louisiana. Haley is now a school psychologist working in South Louisiana. Megan lives in New Orleans and works in the film industry. These sisters love history and started making a list of historical figures who were mixed race a few year ago. Two years ago they decided to turn their list into a blog. Since then they’ve been adding more people to the list and sharing blog or Instagram posts about them. Some of the people on the list are well...

Duration:00:34:42

Sticks and Stones Reboot: Stop the Violence!

3/18/2021
In light of the continued violence against Asian communities around the US and, indeed, around the world; and in an effort to bring renewed awareness, I am bringing back an episode from earlier this year. Daniel Quan-Watson has lived an unusual mix of being at the very center of powerful institutions and structures and being on the outside of so many other aspects of daily life in Canada and North America. He holds the highest rank possible in Canada's Public Service, the equivalent of an...

Duration:00:58:33

"Calling In" with Nikki Innocent

3/11/2021
My guest this week is Nikki Innocent. Nikki is a 2-time TEDx speaker, certified women’s leadership coach, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) strategist and the host of the podcast Checkbox Other, that focuses on the journey toward belonging. Five years ago, Nikki left behind her career in corporate America to live and lead fully as herself focusing on belonging, releasing the pressure to “fit in” and embracing the ways she differed as a creative, biracial, Millennial woman. Nikki’s work...

Duration:00:38:49

Dr. Shantel Buggs on Dating, Technology, and What's to Come for DEI

3/4/2021
My guest this week is Dr. Shantel Gabrieal Buggs. Dr. Buggs is an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Florida State University, specializing in research on multiracial identity, representation, and romantic, sexual, and family relationships. She is currently working on an edited collection of essays on "queering" consent for LGBTQ people in the #MeToo era and her first monograph on the online dating experiences of multiracial women in Central Texas. She's also...

Duration:00:48:23

Mixed Up School Daze - Talking Then and Now with Maris Lidaka

2/24/2021
Maris Lidaka is a filmmaker in Los Angeles and the creator of the Blended Future Project. Maris talks with me about his experience growing up mixed both in a mostly white suburb but also abroad in high school. This experience allowed him to gain some perspective on race and who he is. If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show. Visit www.truecolorscast.com for more show info and join the community on Instagram to continue...

Duration:00:46:26

Discovering and Embracing Purpose with Natalie Forest

2/18/2021
Natalie Forest, Ph.D. an intuitive transformational Mentor with a background in history and teaching. She is a teacher inside and out in all she does. She helps people going through a "midlife crisis" reconnect with their own unique self through addressing "the Hidden Power of Patterns" so that they can finally live their lives, their way. Natalie is from Germany, studies U.S. and "USSR" history to become an experts in issues relating to equality in the U.S. through her studies of history,...

Duration:00:39:15

Making a Space for Mixed-ness with Life Coach Sarah Lotus Barrett

2/3/2021
Sarah Lotus Garrett is a life coach working with mixed adults and monoracial parents of mixed children. She was born and raised in northern California and has lived in Northern Italy for the past 15 years. She is a woman, daughter, sister, mother, wife, auntie, friend, world citizen, chef, gardener, creator of beautiful things, a napper, and a joy seeker. You can check out her work on her Mixed Bloom Room site, where can also learn about her courses. Don't forget to follow her on Instagram,...

Duration:00:48:17

Unwrapping the Gift of Dialogue: Race Talk in Families

1/28/2021
How was the topic of race handled in your household? Something you've always discussed or an area that typically went untouched? Meredith and Cindy Palomo are a super cool lesbian couple living in the Kansas City area. They recently paused a three-year endeavor as foster parents. They're lucky to have three amazing daughters, aged 20, 17, and 3. They have a passion for sharing what they know about trauma-informed care, and have a deep belief that every child deserves to grow up with a...

Duration:00:38:10

Sticks and Stones: Discussing Micro (and Macro!) Aggressions with Daniel Quan-Watson

1/19/2021
Daniel Quan-Watson has lived an unusual mix of being at the very center of powerful institutions and structures and being on the outside of so many other aspects of daily life in Canada and North America. He holds the highest rank possible in Canada's Public Service, the equivalent of an Under-Secretary in the US. He speaks English and French with the same ease, has lived in 13 places across Canada, visited every part of the country, has written legislation that will be in place for...

Duration:00:56:23

This Land is Our Land: A Message as we Observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

1/18/2021

Duration:00:11:14

Unicorns, Inclusion, and Mrs. Tennessee

1/6/2021
I had the pleasure to welcome the reigning Mrs. Tennessee for 2020 - 2021, Mrs. LaFaye Noel. Not only is LaFaye active in her community and beyond, she speaks of intersectionality, self-esteem, and skills to bring confidence to just about any situation with the wisdom of a mother of four, educator, and a shining example of diversity, equity, and inclusion advocating for minorities through her platform “Unicorns: We Belong!”. LaFaye Noel began competing as a teen and now steps into a new...

Duration:00:42:02

Kickin' it with Katie Andresen from Mixed Kid Chronicles

12/16/2020
Katie Andresen is the host & producer of Mixed Kid Chronicles, a podcast for the mixed up and mixed race. This week my guest is Podcaster Katie Andresen, the creator and host of Mixed Kid Chronicles. She shares her identity story and what it’s been like as a podcaster talking with others. In this Episode we talk about “otherness” overseas and general experiences of being racially ambiguous. Carmen weighs in, too - don’t miss it! If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1...

Duration:00:55:19